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How To Create The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

In Outdoor Inspiration, Uncategorized by Karlin van der Vyver

If you are an avid grill master or just love to entertain in your garden, then an outdoor kitchen can do wonders for any backyard space. The best part is, it doesn’t matter if you are short of space or have an incredible back garden to work with. The outdoor kitchen ideas in this post will help you create the …

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Outdoor Living On The Palm Jumeirah

In Outdoor Inspiration, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

Located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, this waterfront outdoor living area is perfectly positioned to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area. This beautiful thatched gazebo with square structural timber beams sports a double roof design that allows free movement of air, providing excellent ventilation and air circulation in an area prone to high humidity. Working alongside award winning …

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Cape Reed International & Be Lounge Andalucía have joined forces and will bring stylish glamping right to your backyard.

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

In a time of social distancing and home isolation, taking advantage of nature and the peace and serenity it brings has never been more important – there can be no better escape from reality than a true change of scenery. And having that in your own backyard is the proverbial cherry on top! Imagine being able to relax in style …

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Cape Reed International and Katsura Garden Design Collaboration

In Blog, New Products, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

As world leaders in creating a desired lifestyle, the Cape Reed team in Spain recently teamed up with international landscape design company, Katsura Garden Design. Cape Reed’s eco-friendly, sustainable timber and thatch structures pair exceptionally well with the East Asiatic influence of Katsura’s design principles, turning ordinary gardens into extraordinary outdoor living spaces that transpire not only beauty in its …

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Contemporary Thatched Roof Project in Cape Town

In Cape Reed Tribute by Karlin van der Vyver

Cape Reed International embarked on a very special project in Cape Town in honour of our late founding father, Louis van der Vyver. For the longest time Louis had the dream to remodel his private residence in Cape Town. Originally built in the more traditional Cape Dutch building style, Louis envisioned a modern thatched roof villa to reflect the clean …

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White Beach, Atlantis The Palm

In Blog, Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Replacing the much-loved Nasimi Beach club located at Atlantis The Palm, White Beach is a stunning new beach club that features a rustic restaurant, majestic pool and luxury loungers that overlook the beach and sea. This dreamy daytime destination is great for soaking up the sun and a lively spot for sundowners at the water’s edge. A whitewashed wooden deck …

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Wavehouse, Atlantis The Palm

In Blog, Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

The recently opened Wavehouse complex located at Atlantis The Palm has already proven itself to be a popular hangout amongst tourists and locals alike. With its outdoor terrace, restaurant and bar, this entertainment venue brings together live music, games and dining, all overlooking the latest addition to the famous waterpark, a state-of-the-art wave machine. The first Wave Rider in the …

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Poolside Recreation In Arabian Ranches, Dubai

In Blog, Residential by Louise van Niekerk

Originally designed to provide shelter over a sunken seating area overlooking the lush green golf course of Arabian Ranches, this poolside gazebo underwent some major renovations after being sold into new ownership. Even though the structure lived up to the expectations of the original owners, the new residents of the villa soon realised the true potential of this outdoor living …

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Eco-Friendly Playstructures

In Blog, New Products by Louise van Niekerk

Since the 19th century, climbing frames, playstructures and apparatus were built to improve both the physical and moral development of children. Whilst sending your kids off to the park to enjoy these wonderful structures may seem like a logical solution, however many of today’s parents just don’t feel comfortable in doing so anymore. The alternative is to build such a …

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Spectacular Outdoor Transformation

In Blog, Residential by Louise van Niekerk

One would think in order to escape the ever present Middle Eastern heat and humidity a swimming pool would be an absolute necessity. However, one VIP client in Jumeirah Islands (Dubai) had a different idea. In this instance our client approached us with a very specific request to investigate ways in which to transform their swimming pool. Due to its …

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The Importance of Sustainable Timber

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Louise van Niekerk

Sustainable timber is regarded as one of the most valuable natural resources available to man, more than 30% of the world’s population rely on what forests can provide – from food to building materials to firewood. With the demand for wood being so high, it is fortunate that this beautiful resource is totally renewable, and the responsibility lies with us …